The Hispanic Chamber Business Development Coordinators now offer services to assist businesses in the following areas, free of charge. Services are available in both English and Spanish. For more information, contact Jonath Colon about any of the following services.
- Business Start-Up
- Business Expansion
- Development of Accounting/Bookkeeping Systems
- Development of Business Plans
- Development of Loan and/or Bond Proposals
- Addressing Financing/Insurance Issues
- Assistance in Software/Hardware Training
- Development of Marketing Materials
- Development and/or Expansion of Web sites
- Review Operations/Management Systems
- Identification of Procurement Opportunities
- Referral to other Business Resources in the Sector
- Other Issues that a Business may need
The Hispanic Chamber now offers services to assist businesses. Whether you need help with a start up or expansion, business plans or software training, the Hispanic Chamber is here to help. We also offer small business loans, as well as guidance with contracts and procurements.
Learn more about our Latino Leadership Program. Come visit one of our trade shows. The Hispanic Chamber has various resources to get you on your way.
- Alliance of Portland Business Neighborhood Associations
Helps Businesses Meet Federal Compliance Requirements.
- Hacienda CDC’s Community Economic Development Department
Offers a variety of programs ranging from micro-enterprise development, small business training, adult education, and workforce development.
- COBID Certification Office for Business Inclusion & Diversity
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE); Woman/Minority/Service Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (WBE, MBE, SDVBE); Emerging Small Business (ESB)
- OHSU’s Procurement Services
- Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services
Information on licensing, permits, insurance, worker’s comp & other business requirements.
- Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs
Promote and develop entrepreneurship and economic development for ethnic minorities in the State of Oregon.
- Portland Development Commission
Business, Economic, And Development Services.
- PGE Educational Seminars
Free energy-efficiency classes.
- PGE’s Business Energy Savings
A focus on energy efficiency can help control your energy usage and boost your bottom line.
- The Small Business Development Center
Helping you start your business, grow your business, & make your business profitable.
- Oregon Secretary of State’s Office
Corporate Division Provides information on registering your business in the state, licensing information, & referral to business assistance.
- Oregon Entrepreneurs Network
Provides mentoring to entrepreneurs.
- Mt. Hood Community College
Small Business Development Center.
- City of Portland, Small Business Liaison
Providing information and services from Portland area government agencies.
- Oregon Employment Department
- US Small Business Administration
Offering loans, counseling, and workshops.
- Vendor Registration
Can mean several things when you do business with the City of Portland. This page shows different types of registration and what you need to know.
Hispanic Influence in the U.S. Market
- Hispanics, the largest ethnic minority in OR, WA, and the U.S., represents 16.3% of the U.S. population.
- In Oregon, Hispanics are the largest ethnic minority representing 12% of the state’s population. There are over 450,062 Hispanics in Oregon – which has grown 144% since 1990. 4
- In Washington, Hispanics represent 11% (739,699) of the state’s poplulation. 4
- In the tri-county area the Hispanic population increased 140% from 161,831 to 226,575.
- Since 1990 the number of Hispanic people in Multnomah county increased by 134% from 59,930 to 80,138.
- Portland’s 54,840 Hispanic residents represent 9.4% of the city’s population – a 160% increase since 1990.
- The buying power of Hispanics in the Portland metropolitan area represents over $7 billion per year. 4
- Oregon is one of the top 10 fastest growing Latino populations in the U.S.
- Today, there are over 1.5 million Hispanic-owned firms in the U.S. generating over $200 billion in sales. 2
- The number of Hispanic firms in the U.S. increased over 76% between 1987 and 1992.
- Oregon economy: the number of Latino-owned businesses increased 320% since 1992, from 3,538 to 11,339 firms which generated over $1.6 billion in revenues. 3
- Washington’s 17,810 Latino-owned businesses generated over $9.2 billion in revenues.
- Between 1987 and 1996 the number of Hispanic women-owned businesses grew by 206%. As of 1996, there were 382,400 Hispanic women-owned businesses nationwide. 1
- Hispanic Magazine lists Portland as one of the top ten cities for Hispanics quality of life.
- 1 U.S. Department of Commerce
- 2 U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
- 3 U.S. Economic Census
- 4 Selig Center for Economic Growth, Univ. of GA
Take a look at the job’s posted by members and friends of the Hispanic Chamber. If you have a job you would like listed, please take the time to fill out the form below and we will review it.
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